Monday, October 27, 2014

Salvaged Souvenirs Straight From Amsterdam

Happy Monday everybody!  [Side note: whenever I hear or say that I think "really, is it?", does anyone else do that too?]  Anyway, I think today is a happy Monday because I have Alex back home!  He returned from Amsterdam this weekend and being the sweet husband that he is, he brought home a thoughtful little surprise for me-

Yes, a set of salvaged European speed limit signs with a authentic worn finish- I love them!  He picked these up at a salvage store just outside of Amsterdam called Neef Louis (which means Nephew Louis). 
Alex's cousin Jaimi brought him to this neat salvage & vintage shop knowing it's the kinda place we like :)  His/our cousin Jaimi lives in Amsterdam with her hubby Arnaud and their two kiddos Mila & Remi so Alex also got to stay with them during his trip....
Left: Alex enjoying a local brew with Jaimi (not pictured, darn!); Right: Alex with their kiddos Remi and Mila
I was so excited that he brought home a little piece of Europe for me :)  
Now, I just have to figure out what I want to do with them...

What would you do with the 4 signs?
Would you just mount on a wall?
Or, would you repurpose them in a unique way?

I'm about to do some noodling on Pinterest, but I'd love it if you have ideas to share!  I'm all ears, help!

6 comments:

  1. Love the signs! And the salvage store is an amazing find.

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    1. Thanks Terri! I'm so proud of my hubby for finding them!

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  2. It's hard to tell the scale from the photos. How large are they?

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    1. They are about 8 or 10 inches in diameter, not too large

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  3. Hang them on wall as is, put legs on them and make them little side tables- perfect for a glass of wine!, attach to crates and use them for storage?? Loads of ideas!

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    1. Thanks for the great ideas Alicia! I like the idea of attaching them to some of the crate I have, I might do that! For now I did hang them on a wall by our back entry, but I think the crate idea might be more fun!

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